February 15, 2013
It happens to the best of kitchens - eventually, they fall into disrepair or the stylish decor they once touted have become outmoded. It's time to renovate! Depending on how you feel about home design, this is either a really exciting prospect or a daunting task! But have no fear, there are plenty of folks who've been through it before and know the ropes, putting them in the perfect position to help you out. Consider some of this advice.
Go with hardwood flooring Anderson Floors has been in the business of crafting beautiful and durable kitchen floors for over half a century, so you can bet the expert engineers, designers and woodcarving craftsmen know a thing or two about what makes for good flooring. One of the best things about hardwood floors in your kitchen is that their longevity is matched by their versatility. This means that you can remodel your kitchen several times over in the coming decades and not need to bat an eyelash about your flooring. Just consider the simple beauty of Anderson's Chestnut Hill collection. These hickory boards are a true designer vision, evoking the charm of America's historic homes. And yet these floors are truly timeless, and thanks to Anderson's top designers, they're also perfectly compatible with radiant heat, should you make the decision to go with that eco-friendly and green option!
Go with more light
The home experts at Houzz.com have made a job of examining every corner of kitchen design, and in an article about remodeling advice, they've assembled some truly indispensable tips. For instance, the source suggests homeowners consider the amount of light they need in their kitchens, then increase that by 50 percent. The more light the better - be it overhead lamps, under cabinet lighting or bigger windows!
More (and deeper) drawers
The source also says that there's nothing quite so essential as lots of really deep and big drawers. Before you start your remodeling project, make a list of everything you have - from juicers to colanders to double boilers - and consider how much space you'll need, but always overestimate. Even if you pare down your collection of pots and pans over time, the extra space is super useful!